An ancient knot, known for thousands of years, that is sometimes called «the king of knots» for its multiple virtues and vast scope of application. It is easy to tie and untie, doesn’t slip off the rope and doesn’t jam. It is one of the four basic maritime knots.
Preparation: Sitting, legs are rested against hand-rail and knees are slightly bent, straight back, hands are holding handles, then we pull a handle to waist and we strain shoulder blades together, we strain the back, then we come back into the preparatory position.
Inhale and lift your arms up overhead with your palms facing forward, and exhale as you rotate your arms back behind you, keeping your palms facing forward.
Make large arm circles backward 15 seconds. Then, repeat in the opposite direction (toward the front of your body) for an additional 15 seconds.
Preparatory position: lying on a back, shoulder blades strained together, we hold dumbbells, straight arms with palms facing inside, then we slowly lower dumbbells laterally and then we move them towards the center.
Let’s begin a 3D drawing! If you don't have any previous experience with this kind of picture, we suggest you start with the simplest drawings, for example, a circle. When learning to draw in 3D, it’s best to use simple pencils with different grades of lead. If you can, acquire a special kit. Soft lead pencils make a darker and thicker line; hard lead pencils a thinner and lighter line. In addition, when drawing in 3D you must sometimes bear down harder and sometimes more lightly
The Half-Windsor is a bit smaller than the normal Windsor and easier to do. It makes a slightly asymmetric triangular knot of medium size that is still suitable for formal events. The knot looks good on all types of collars including an open-collar and is ideal for wider ties of light and medium fabrics.
This is an improved version of the Four-in-Hand knot with an additional turn of the wide end across the knot. This turn makes the Victoria knot longer and wider which is good for shirts with wide collars. Take into account that due to its simple structure the knot tends to work loose and will require adjustment during the day. The Victoria knot uses a bit more length of the tie than the Four-in-Hand, which can also be beneficial in case the tie is too long.
Preparatory position: lying on a back, shoulder blades strained together, elbows are bent at an angle 90 degrees, elbows turned upwards, then we completely unbend arms and we raise dumbbells up and then we come back into the preparatory position.